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In Memory

Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson

Michael W. Nelson

ODESSA -- Mike was born Dec. 4, 1960, in Odessa. He passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999 at Medical Center Hospital.

 Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Melvin L. Warren of First Baptist Church and Craig Martindale of St. Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Mike W. Nelson was a lifelong resident of Odessa. He attended Permian High School and worked as a roughneck. He enjoyed being outdoors and especially fishing. He married Luz Divina Galindo on May 7, 1994, in Ector County. He was a member of First Baptist Church. His passion was to win souls for the Lord and to help those less fortunate.

Survivors include his wife, Divina Nelson of Odessa; parents, Kay and Mary Nelson of Odessa; his brother, Larry Nelson of Odessa; his daughter, Juliet Galindo; father-in-law, Andy Galindo; grandchildren, Ricky Carrera III and Ramon Carrera; brother-in-laws, Eleno, Johnny and Ray Galindo,all of Odessa.

The family requests donations be made to Clover House Affiliated Services, 1118B W. 12th St., Odessa, Texas, 79761.

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08/27/08 09:43 AM #1    

Lisa Akins (Jones)

Mike was my first boyfriend at Reagan Elementary.
He was so popular and a big football stud. Back then we use to "go steady" and exchange id bracelets (which I still have).

My heart broke when I learned of Mike's passing. I called Mike's mother to offer my condolences and when she answered the phone I told her who I was and ask her if she remembered me and she said yes I do, "I'm looking at pictures of you and Mike right now standing in the front yard of this house". Needless to say chills went up and down my spine.

Mike I think of you often. Your friend Lisa Akins Jones

08/28/08 10:40 AM #2    

Mike Nelson

Mike was the reason I started IFOMN; the International Fraternal Order of Mike Nelsons. We were always getting mixed up together at Permian and I would get his phone calls sometimes. I only had him in one class in 3 years so I didn't get a good chance to get to know him. He hung around with a different crowd.

By the way, IFOMN has 79 Mike Nelson members and a website.

10/07/08 04:15 PM #3    

Mark Darville

A kind and gentle spirit lied within this troubled heart.

01/09/09 07:00 AM #4    

Robbi Morris

I thought Mike was just the best looking thing I had ever seen way back at Reagan. May he rest in peace.

02/09/09 02:58 AM #5    

John Brown

I ran into mike at lake ivie after he new was sick,I felt terrible when he told me about it.He spent the rest of the time we were together trying to cheer me up...we set on the deck of my sailboat, shared a drink and watched the sun go down,that was the last time....anyway Mike was a very cool guy ..rest in peace mi amigo

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